Military free days at the Birmingham Zoo to Celebrate Independence Day | Events
The Birmingham Zoo invites families and friends to come out during the Fourth of July to visit the animals and take part in the Zoo’s many activities. In honor of our nation’s birthday, all active and retired military and their dependents get free admission to the Zoo on July 2, 3 and 4 with valid military identification.
There will also be a birthday celebration for the Zoo’s three African Red River Hogs on July 4 at 1:30 p.m. Star, Spangle and Banner are sisters who were born on July 4, 2006. During the celebration, guests can learn interesting facts about Red River Hogs through an educational keeper chat and watch as Star, Spangle and Banner receive patriotic enrichment birthday gifts. The Red River Hog exhibit is located in the Savannah and features a lookout station where guests can view Star, Spangle and Banner.
In addition, guests can experience all the Zoo has to offer, such as exploring the Kiwanis Giraffe Encounter and feeding the giraffes, cooling off in the Children’s Zoo fountains and Foam Zone, and enjoying the Red Diamond Sea Lion Splash Show.
Other exciting activities include feeding the lorikeets, taking a camel ride, experiencing an up-close encounter with the lions at the Predator Zone, learning about African bull elephants during the Boma Encounter, seeing a Wildlife Show and much more.
For more information about the Birmingham Zoo, please visit www.birminghamzoo.com.